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Deadly Weekend for COVID-19 Inside Oregon's Prisons

Jan 19, 2021
Oregon Department of Corrections

At least four Oregon prison inmates are suspected to have died since Saturday from COVID-19.

Leaders at the Oregon Department of Corrections said Wednesday the spike in positive cases of COVID-19 outside its prisons poses an obstacle to resuming in-person visits between families and inmates.

Oregon DOC suspended in-person visits at all its facilities March 12 to slow the spread of the disease. It's been months since families, friends and attorneys have been able to meet with people serving sentences.

DOC Director Colette Peters acknowledged the importance of maintaining connections between people in custody and those on the outside.